P.A. Presents – Flight Acid / Salicylic Stimulator


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Flight Stimulator
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Flight Acid/Salicylic Stimulator is an enhanced re-release of Utrecht DJ and producer Peter Aarsman's first two releases on U-TRAX. Both of these original vinyl releases have been sold out and are still in demand: 2 UTR has 380 wants on discogs.com, 6 UTR has 250. For this double 12" re-release (hand numbered, ash grey marbled 180gr vinyl), the titles of both EPs have been mashed up.
The physical releases will have two covers. The design is created in such a way, that when the album is flipped over, the other side can serve as a cover also. One cover bears the title Flight Acid, the other Salicylic Stimulator.
The re-release is primarily aimed at the home listener, the casual lover of electronic (dance) music so to say. By leaving one original track out, cutter Simon @ The Exchange was provided the opportunity to make a much deeper cut. Combined with the remastering by Thee J Johanz and some restauration of the tracks, Peter's first songs sound better than ever before.
All tracks from the original two U-TRAX releases were recorded in the early 90s on cassette, using only analog gear. Being the typical chaotic person that Peter is, these cassette recordings were the only versions available, no settings or stems had ever been saved. In some cases the recordings were heavily overloaded, which caused very audible distortion in the recordings. We managed to remove most of the noise for this re-release.
This album received some great reviews, wide media coverage and strong DJ support.
P.A. Presents aka Peter Aarsman ironically is the only artist on U-TRAX that actually is born and bred in the city of Utrecht. Even more irony lies in the fact that he hasn't lived in the city for 25 years and has only recently returned 'home'.
Peter knew he wanted to be a DJ since he was ten years old, in a time when this was still a very unusual career to dream about. Long before house music had landed in Europe, Peter was fiddling around with disco and italo 12"-es and he was an active player in the early hiphop and electric boogie scene in the Utrecht quarter Lunetten in the 80s. All those years of training is what made him the superior DJ that he still is today. In terms of skills, flair, energy and feel for the dance floor, Peter can rival with any of today's DJs.
While the era of house and techno of the late 80s and the 90s brought him countless DJ gigs, his reputation didn't cross the city borders much, until he bought his first gear and started producing techno music himself. Again, his DJ background proved helpful with producing his tracks, as most of his tracks are dancefloor orientated and usually have an impeccable timing.
Peter debuted with the mini-album Salicylic Acid on U-TRAX in 1993, followed by the Flight Stimulator EP a year later. Both are classics today, but neither brought him as much fame as his 12" Entangled did on Deviate, a record label that was started by a couple of our friends from Utrecht a year prior to U-TRAX. Entangled made it to many charts and compilation albums, including Carl Craig's mix CD that was just the second release in !K7's DJ-Kicks series.
In 2019 Peter returned as a producer with new vinyl and digital releases on U-TRAX: Swirling Gas EP and Sax Madness EP. Another release is planned on the fellow Utrecht label SoHaSo. In May 2021, P.A. performed at the critically acclaimed Intergalactic FM Streaming Festival, as part of a U-TRAX package.